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5 Facts About Nursing a Preemie


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Transitioning to breastfeeding may take some patience
Not every mother has a smooth transition into breastfeeding.
Not every mother has a smooth transition into breastfeeding.
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Switching to breastfeeding at home may be a bumpy ride, especially if your baby has gotten used to being fed with a bottle, which is easy to get milk out of. If needed, you can use a nursing supplementer — a tiny tube is taped next to your breast and your baby gets milk from that and from you, then eventually will suckle from just you.